It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and throughout the week The Wellbeing College is running events to help people de-stress.
The focus this year is on stress and our aim is to increase awareness of mental health issues and to improve mental wellbeing among our customers and staff.
Wellbeing College Manager Aric Lacoste said: “Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this. By managing stress, we can go a long way to tackle wider mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, and, in some instances, self-harm and suicide.
“The Wellbeing College aims to improve physical and mental health and wellbeing and has sessions for everyone, whether you’re interested in the gentle practice of meditation, something more active like scaling an indoor rock face, or looking for tips to deal with the teenager in your home. These courses are all about feeding your mind, body, soul and your family and best of all they're all free.”
If you want to learn about ways to manage stress or need an activity to reduce your stress levels, why not take a look at what’s on offer FOR FREE at The Wellbeing College at www.sgwellbeingcollege.org.
The Wellbeing College is a partnership between Merlin, Southern Brooks, Juice Community Project, Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, South Gloucestershire Council and Kingsmeadow Community Flat.